President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency, and their allies are laying it on really thick with the use of children in general, and asthmatic children in particular, as political props in promotion of the agency’s just-released climate plan. In fact, the rule has nothing to do with either (1) children or (2) asthmatic children, because (1) the rule won’t impact global temperatures and (2) greenhouse gases don’t trigger asthma. Such inconvenient truths haven’t stopped proponents of the rule from running every cheap “it’s for the kids” trick in the political playbook.
To wit, look at the bottom right of the EPA’s landing site for the webcast of the climate rule’s roll out.
Subtle! But far less so than the email update below, from the White House:
Finally, the pseudo white-coats over at the American Lung Association just released the ad below, which insinuates that anyone who opposes EPA’s power grab is a child murderer. Alas, this is a common media strategy for environmental special interests, as I explain here.